Women in Tech Week Aims to Engage, Empower Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

Women in Leadership Foundation, a national non-profit organization, is launching Women in Tech Week throughout Canada from February 27 to March 3.

Women in Tech Week will bring together the local tech communities across Canada to recognize the contributions women have made in the tech industry and highlight opportunities to engage women and youth in the future. Women in Tech Week will encourage dialogue, networking, and recruiting among professionals working in the technology sector. The initiative will also help young women and youth explore the technology industry, as the week will be showcasing emerging career opportunities.

This initiative will create a unique platform for entrepreneurs, engineers, and community leaders to collaborate and empower women to take on new challenges and create opportunities to push the boundaries in the tech industry. Throughout the week, stakeholders can expect to attend a Forum, Ted-style talks, mixers and an Awards Gala, held by WIL and partnering sponsors.

To bring awareness to Women in Tech Week, Women in Leadership Foundation will be hosting an evening mixer on January 17.

The UCLA Luskin Centre for Innovation released a report last year that outlines tactics for increasing the concentration of women in STEM careers. According to the report, women often feel like imposters when applying for jobs in technology, and are therefore less likely to advance professionally.

Established in 2001, Women in Leadership is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women in leadership roles and empowering the next generation of female leaders.

BDC Capital Allocating $50 Million for Women-Led Tech Firms